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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Christmas gift ideas

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Christmas gift ideas
If you're searching for Christmas gift ideas, Steve Caplin has suggestions from the sublime to the utterly ridiculous, from the cheap to the eye-wateringly expensive. Tripods, tyre inflators, exploding air rifle targets, cassette players, bluetooth buttons, sock clips, ipod stands for watching video in bed, an impressively powerful phone charger and even an underwater villa to stay in in the Maldives.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The loo that monitors health

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The loo that monitors health
Steve Caplin looks (carefully) into the high tech loo that can check for signs of disease, the Amazon Alexa microwave, why wombat poo is cuboid, bike mirrors for the hands, the Chinese scientists who've created a heat source six times hotter than the sun and why our genes may decide if we prefer tea or coffee.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The first work of art in space

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The first work of art in space
Steve Caplin looks at the first work of art in space, the first solid state plane, how facial recognition technology in China named and shamed a bus poster, singing postboxes, a remote control car with a VR headset and the world's first chewable reusable straw.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Implanting workers

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Implanting workers
Steve Caplin on the company implanting chips into its workers (and then the world), the mind-reading TV remote, the cranes producing 90% efficient energy by hauling up concrete blocks, hologram lecturers and a smart computer for aquariums.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The cyber security minister with no computer

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The cyber security minister with no computer
Steve Caplin tells us about the cyber security minister who has never used a computer, the launch of electric scooters in London (limited use only), the folding phone more like a brick, why a kilogram usually isn't, the AI news anchor and the collapsible bike helmet (in a good way).
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Facebook's 3D photos

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Facebook's 3D photos
Steve Caplin on Facebook's 3D photos, on a drone that could be a massive aid in disaster operations, on Amazon's "review factories", on a way to make film ratings more objective, on a self-cleaning water bottle and on a quick stop bike lock for when you just want to "pop in" for something and don't want the hassle of fastening your bike to a piece of street furniture.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Potato plastic

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Potato plastic
Steve Caplin enlightens us about a demonstration of what 5G will be able to do, on Amazon extending its Alexa services, of the consequences of mistakes on Google Maps, on autonomous taxis to launch in London in 2021, of the invention of plastic from potatoes, on the world's lightest phone stabiliser, on a concert hologram of Amy Winehouse and on the French navy using albatrosses to track illegal fishing boats.
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Steve Caplin


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Ed Bowsher

Gadgets and Gizmos: Virgin makes first commercial flight using eco-friendly jet fuel

Ed Bowsher
Gadgets and Gizmos: Virgin makes first commercial flight using eco-friendly jet fuel
Our technology expert, Steve Caplin tells us about the first ever commercial flight using eco-friendly jet fuel. The fuel is made from captured waste gases from steel mills. He also discusses sans forgetica, a new hard-to-read font. The idea is that if it's hard to read an item, you'll be more likely to remember it. And he also highlights Felic, which its backers claim is the world's first AI pet toy.

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Ed Bowsher

Gadgets and Gizmos: New robot vacuum that can empty itself

Ed Bowsher
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets and Gizmos: New robot vacuum that can empty itself
Our technology expert, Steve Caplin, is excited by Amazon's new version of the Kindle which is waterproof for an hour and can store 4000 books. He also looks at new robot vacuums which can empty themselves.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The car that keeps you fit

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The car that keeps you fit
Steve Caplin discusses a Saudi-invented car that lets you keep fit with bike pedals as you drive, at robot viticulturists, robot caterpillars that will crawl inside you (for medical reasons), at the moving tail you can control with your phone, a startup that aims to let you live forever, at least in your friends' memories and BAE's wearable cockpit.
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Steve Caplin


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